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Acknowledging the Work of Human Rights Defenders

Friday, 4 April - Panel discussion and Award ceremony

  • 16.00-16.30

    Welcome and introduction
    Mr. Robert Hårdh,
    Executive Director of Civil Rights Defenders
    (Gyllene salen)

  • 16.30-17.30

    Panel discussion: The shrinking space of human rights work in some of the world’s most repressive societies
    Moderated by Ms. Benedicte Berner, Acting Chair of the Board, Civil Rights Defenders

    Ms. Khin Ohmar, Coordinator Burma Partnership
    Mr. Antonio G. Rodiles, Director of Estado de Sats, Cuba
    Mr. Greg Scarlatoiu, Executive Director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea
    Mr. Hassan Shire Sheikh, Executive Director of the East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Network

  • 17.30-18.00

    Presentation: Surveillance, censorship and you
    Mr. Jacob Appelbaum
    , core member of Tor project, investigative journalist on security and surveillance

  • 18.00-19.00

    The Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award Ceremony
    including performance by Swedish artist

  • 19.00-19.30

    Cocktail (Marina Tower bar)

  • 19.30

    Entertainment and buffet dinner